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The Best of Russia, Baltic & Warsaw

THE BEST OF RUSSIA, BALTIC & WARSAW

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14D/13N Poland, Baltic States and Russia

Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw, Poland

Budapest Jewish Quarter

Budapest Jewish Quarter

Red Square - Russia

Red Square - Russia

St. Isaacs Cathedral - Russia

St. Isaacs Cathedral - Russia

Yaroslav Court Arcade

Yaroslav Court Arcade

St. Petersburg Pier Trolley - Russia

St. Petersburg Pier Trolley - Russia

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Sofia

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia
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Travel Period : Valid until September 28, 2018

Description

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Inclusions

    • First class hotels, rooms with private facilities
    • Service charges and hotel taxes
    • Daily Breakfast meals
    • Two (2) Lunch meals
    • Seven (7) Dinner meals
    • Airport transfers
    • Touring by modern motor coach
    • Professional English speaking Tour Director
    • Luggage Handling
    • Headsets will be provided for included sightseeing tours, so you can easily hear your guide's commentary

    Exclusions

    The following are not included in the basic package price, but etravel PH can easily arrange them for you.

    • Airfare and Airline Taxes
    • Pre and Post-accommodation which maybe necessary depending on flight schedule
    • Visa and airport taxes (Schengen Visa - Php 7,500)
    • Personal expenses and other services that are not mentioned in the itinerary
    • Tips to guides, drivers, porters and waiters

Things we love

    • The Hermitage, one of the largest art museums in the world can be found in St. Petersburg. We recommend a visit on your free day.
    • Relax and enjoy a leisurely stroll in Gorky Park in Moscow. 
    • Icons and Byzantine Art are a large part of Russian culture and spirituality. Take note of these beautiful art expressions as you visit churches and cathedrals.
    • On top of Peter and Paul Cathedral in St. Petersburg is a magnificent golden angel holding a cross. This weather-vane is one of the most prominent symbols of St. Petersburg.
    • Ogle at the fabulous displays at the Armory Museum in Moscow, take note of the renowned Easter eggs  made from precious metals and jewels by the famous jeweller, Faberge.

Departure Dates

  • Apr-27 2018, May-11 2018, May-18 2018, May-25 2018, Jul-20 2018, Jul-27 2018, Aug-17 2018, Aug-31 2018, Sep-7 2018, Sep-14 2018, Sep-28 2018
  • Note:Pre and post-accommodation maybe necessary before and after the tour

Itinerary

    DAY 1     ARRIVE MOSCOW - Friday
    Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Tonight, gather with your traveling companions for a Welcome Dinner. (D)

    DAY 2     MOSCOW - Saturday
    Moscow, one of the largest cities in the world, is the symbolic heart and soul of the country. Your sightseeing tour begins at Red Square, dominated by colorful St. Basil's Cathedral and by the massive red walls of the Kremlin. Visit the Armory Museum, with its impressive collection of Tsarist, Russian, and foreign jewelry, armor, and other artifacts. Then walk by Moscow University. Continue with a drive along the wide boulevards and a stroll through GUM, Russia's largest department store. Continue, on the north bank of the River Moskva, passing by baroque Novodevichy convent; ending the tour at the popular Arbat shopping district. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B)

    DAY 3     MOSCOW - Sunday
    Today we travel 75 km North of Moscow, to a small town of Sergiev Posad, former Zagorsk - founded in the 14th century and renowned as a center of ancient Russian art and architecture. For centuries it served as a place of pilgrimage and the religious capital of Russia. Within the old walled cith admire the fairy-tale golden and blue domes of the Holy Trinity St. Sergius Lavra, one of the most beautiful of all monasteries. After lunch, return to Moscow, the rest of the day at leisure. This evening take an Optional tour Moscow by night & Subway, to see the metro stations which Stalin called "Palaces for the People." (B,L)

    DAY 4     MOSCOW TO ST. PETERSBURG - Tuesday
    Time at leisure in Moscow, before transfer to railway station for our four hours high speed Sapsan train ride to St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at the St. Petersburg train station, transfer to your hotel. Dinner at the hotel. (B,D)

    DAY 5     ST. PETERSBURG - Wednesday
    There are not many cities in the world that can match the grace of St. Petersburg. When Peter the Great founded the city in 1703, he hitred Europe's best architects, craftsmen, and artists to build and decorate it. Spread over 100 islands and linked by over 600 bridges, it is often referred to as the "Venice of the North." Today the main sites to be visited on the tour are Palace Square with the Winter Palace, Senate Square with the monument to Russian Emperor Peter the Great, founder of the city, St. Isaac's Square with St. Isaac's Cathedral, Smolny Cathedral, Cruiser Aurora, Field of Mars, and Nevsky Prospect. Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, built in 1703 to protect the city from enemy attacks. Visit Peter and Paul Cathedral, which towers in the center of the fortress served as the burial place for Russian Emperors from Peter I. Your evening is free or join an optional Russian Folklore evening or Evening Canal Cruise. (B)

    DAY 6     ST. PETERSBURG - Thursday
    This morning you'll make a highlight to the world-famous Hermitage, housing more than four million works of art. It ranks among one of the largest and oldest museums of the world, founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great. Admire the world-famous masterpieces by Leonardo Da Vinci, Rafael, Titan, Rembrandt, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, and French Impressionists. The Hermitage occupies five buildings, the largest is the Winter Palace, the former residence of Russian Emperors. Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring the city on your own or perhaps you may choose to take an optional tour to visit Catherine Palace & Park in Pushkin or to Petrovorets, Peterhof Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Tonight, enjoy dinner. (B,D)

    DAY 7     ST. PETERSBURG TO TALLINN - Thursday
    Today's journey will take us to Estonia, where your first stop is Narva, set just across the border with Russia. Continue to Tallinn, Estonia's capital, situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Finland. (B,D)

    DAY 8     TALLINN TO RIGA - Friday
    On a walking tour of Tallinn's Upper and Lower Old Town, visit the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral. Next, visit Toompea Castle and see the 14th-century gothic Town hall. This afternoon, travel to Riga, the capital of Latvia. (B,D)

    DAY 9     RIGA - Saturday
    On a morning sightseeing tour, see Riga Castle, the magnificent Dome Cathedral, St. Jacobs Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, the Parliament building, Liberty Monument, and the district of Art Nouveau houses. Your afternoon and evening are free. (B)

    DAY 10    RIGA TO VILNIUS - Sunday
    Depart this morning for Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. The rest of the day is at leisure to begin exploring the city with its interesting architecture. (B,D)

    DAY 11    VILNIUS - Monday
    The city of Vilnius is located on the confluence of the Neris and Velnele Rivers. In Old Vilnius, visit St. Peter and St. Paul's Church and St. Anne's Church. View Vilnius University, dating back to 1570, Gediminas' Tower in the Upper Town, and Vilnius Castle. The afternoon is free or you may want to join an optional excursion to Trakai, beautifully set on three lakes. (B)

    DAY 12    VILNIUS TO WARSAW - Tuesday
    Drive through the landscapes of Lithuania on your way to cross the border into Poland. Then take in Polish countryside, cities, and town as you head to Warsaw, arriving at the day's end. (B,L,D)

    DAY 13    WARSAW - Wednesday
    Warsaw, the 700-year-old capital of Poland. A sightseeing tour here includes a drive along the famous Royal Route from magnificent Castle Square to Lazienki Park and Palace, the summer residence of the last king of Poland. Pass by the Palace of Science and Culture (know as a "wedding cake"), the Saxon Gardens, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Monument to the Heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the Barbican. Then on a walking tour, see the Old Town, Old Market Square, and St. John's Cathedral. The rest of the day is free for a stroll through the city, shopping, relaxing, or perhaps attend an optional late afternoon Chopin concert. (B)

    DAY 14    DEPART WARSAW - Thursday
    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. (B)

     



     

Things to do

    • LEARN. The Moscow Kremlin, considered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site will give you a glimpse of Russian history, it was directly associated with every major event in Russian history, it contains architectural masterpieces and religious monuments of exceptional beauty.
    • NAZDAROVYE. Drink Vodka the Russian way - toast the glass, says "nazdarovye" (to your health!) and drink it straight up, one brave swig, in a shot glass!
    • SHOP. On the eastern side of Red Square lies GUM, Russia's most famous shopping mall. A shopping mecca for visitors the world over, the building itself is a sight to behold .
    • DINE. Have a taste of delicious European and Russian Food in Zoom Café in St. Petersburg, where the ambience is very relaxed, has wi-fi access and a no smoking zone.
    • GARDEN.  The beautiful Versailles - inspired the Summer Palace of Emperor Peter the Great in St. Petersburg, is a small palace built on a Summer Garden. While the palace is impressive, the garden steals the show. Take the optional tour to this place and you will not regret it.

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Jun 30 - Jul 13,
Jul 21  - Aug 3, 
Aug 18 - 31,
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Sep 8 - 21,
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